AURORA – The Indian Prairie School District 204 Board of Education met virtually on Monday night to discuss the options for beginning the academic school year in August.
There are two options for parents at the high school level:
- A/B/C Schedule: Based on a student’s last name, they will have an assigned schedule of two in-person instruction days and two remote instruction days each week. The assigned schedules will be on Tuesday/Thursday and Wednesday/Friday. Mondays will be a combination of whole class remote instruction, individual student support and teacher prep time. Students with special needs may attend school four days a week. Public health guidelines, including requiring face coverings, will be followed.
- Online Academy: All instruction will be delivered online. This will be open to all students. Parents must register their child for a full semester by August 1, 2020. Due to staffing limits, parents cannot select or drop this option after August 1, 2020.
The district expressed that remote learning would look different from what occurred in the spring semester. For example, attendance will be taken and work will be graded to determine a student’s final grade.
Parents will be able to select their option beginning the week of July 20. An e-mail with registration instructions will be sent before that date.
The same plan applies to middle schools in IPSD 204. At the elementary level, students will return to a daily schedule of in-person instruction.
Other school districts such as CUSD 200 in Wheaton-Warrenville, NCUSD 203 in Naperville and SD 308 in Oswego all released similar plans.
“We all look forward to the day when the state moves to Phase 5, and we can have all our students together five days a week in our classrooms,” said IPSD 204 Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley. “In the meantime, we believe this is a way for students to safely have the benefits of in-person instruction, while providing an alternative option for parents who are not comfortable having their child attend classes in-person.”